Boat ride in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei - April 2014
Boat ride in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei – April 2014

After growing up in Southern California, I spent my first year of university in the south of France, which marked the beginning of my love for traveling and living abroad.

I later finished my university studies in Washington, DC and moved to New York City for law school, spending one semester in Shanghai, China while in law school.

Now I am Lisbon, Portugal and focused on travel writing.

I am hope to encourage others to travel internationally by providing advice, tales of my own (mis)adventures and inspiration for the amazing destinations I love.

Although I do love to indulge on my travels, I aim to share experiences that are more focused on affordability than luxury. Everyone knows you can charter a jet to Europe and stay at George V in Paris if money is no object. I think it is far more impressive (and noble!) to voyage to the furthest corners of the Earth on a budget that is similar to your daily expenses at home.

All posts and photos are my own, unless otherwise specified. My photos are not edited.

Please feel free to contact me at kathleendumonde@gmail.com or below. I would love to hear any thoughts/comments/opinions, especially if your experiences are different than mine!